Go the Distance to Catch a Nebraska Football Game
Nebraska football started in 1890, and it has been a statewide tradition ever since. I’ve attended a game or two (our daughter Lex attended college there), and that’s why I’m here to suggest that you and your besties put this on your list as a potential girls weekend. “Game Day” at the University of Nebraska is like nothing you've ever seen before. It’s a sea of red—sweatshirts, hats, pants, face paints, overalls, cars, trucks. You name it, it’s red! Hence the slogan, GO BIG RED!
The mascot’s name? Lil’ Red. He’s a big, dark-haired, big-eyed, smiling character who wears red and white striped overalls and bounces along the sidelines. Can you tell who’s the mascot in this picture?
As this picture shows, my daughter Lex (second from the right) and her girlfriends highly recommend it!
Spending your girls weekend in Lincoln on a Husker home game, but I assure you, it’s a fun adventure if you want something a little different. Here are some great options for things to do and places to stay.
What to Do
Where to Stay
- Hipark Villas, Lincoln | As I’ve said before, my girls and I prefer an Airbnb or VRBO for our girls weekend lodging. Here’s a good one for you and three of your besties. The new villa style apartments will comfortably accommodate up to 4 (and a fully stocked kitchen where you can make the corn chowder in this week’s Let’s Eat!). It’s a great location too—just minutes away from the airport, downtown, and across the street from one of many of Lincoln’s bike paths.
- Magnolia Hotel, Omaha | I told you how the Ashfall Fossil Park is a good option to Pompeii. Well, staying at the Magnolia will give your girls weekend group the feeling of staying in Florence. Built in 1923, it was designed to mirror a palace in that Italian town, but walk out the lobby door and you’re in the warm hospitality of all that downtown Omaha has to offer.